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This is a collaboration with the wonderful Autumnwind

She wrote an amazing poem:


Fallen Angel

I dreamt about my child last night
her eyes were twilight blue
hair as black as raven wings
her skin a tawny hue

her blank expression screamed at me
her silence was my curse
this babe was but the blood of me
yet death conceived her birth

I see her now most every night
wake trembling wet with tears
haunted now forevermore
no comfort in my prayers

a foolish choice ~ or mortal sin
it matters not to me
the life I gave I took as well
may God forgive me please

© Autumnwind – reproduced here with permission


and asked me if I could think of an image to match it.

Now, please before you comment consider this. Both the poem and the image are about love and regret, they are not about inciting a discussion so please comment in the spirit of this intent. All comments that try to incite a hateful/angry kind of discussion will be deleted.



3679 by Tracie76Stock

Heart Locket by shelldevil
Bows PNG by AWorldOfMagic by aworldofmagic

Old Paper Texture Set by Shadowhouse
NF Texture Set by Shadowhouse
Grunge Wall Texture Set by Shadowhouse

Freebie Actions (L’Air Du Temps) by Apples & Sisters

All other images/textures/brushes my own.



child, mother, regret, love, locket, heart, photo manipulation, altered art, magpiemagic, sybille sterk, autumnwind

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • S .
    S .about 3 years ago

    amazing :)

  • Thank you so much Shoaib. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • jenn77
    jenn77about 3 years ago

    Amazing !!! LOVE this !!!!

  • Thank you so much Jenn. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Declan Carr
    Declan Carrabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful images,as always and never have I seen one that’s not. As for Autumnwind’s words, they just take my strength away.

  • Thank you so much Dec. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Raymondo. :-) I am so glad Shar asked me to illustrate the poem. :-) xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • LauraBroussard
    LauraBroussardabout 3 years ago

    Makes me think of Caylee……
    What a heartful image, and your collaboration with Shar is amazingly beautiful.
    Laura xxxxx

  • Thank you so much Laura. :-) I am so glad you like the image. xoxoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • waterbug
    waterbugabout 3 years ago

    There is an underlayment of tenderness within this image, that pulls at every heartstring. And in the words a longing that does the same.
    A beautiful work.

  • Thank you so much Ken. :-) Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Fireabout 3 years ago

    beautiful composition Sybille !!!

  • Thank you so much Iwona. :-) The composition was a bit of a struggle, LOL, I am so glad I got it right in the end. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • JessicaJade
    JessicaJadeabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous imagery.

  • Thank you so much Jessica. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 3 years ago

    Precious!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Ellen Keagy
    Ellen Keagyabout 3 years ago

    So touching…and timely!

  • Thank you so much Ellen. :-) Timely? How?

    – Sybille Sterk

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